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Thinking while walking…

Today on my walk I was thinking about the quote  at In Other Words
“Individuals entering society must give up a share
of liberty to preserve the rest.”
George Washington

There are many who think that liberty and freedom mean that they have the right to do as they please that rules and regulations are made to be challenged for any reason or for no reason.  As something of a rule breaker myself I understand not liking rules but I do understand the need for them.  I also understand that there are rules that are meant to be unchallenged and followed for the good of all people and that some rules are kept simply to keep life livable. I would not want to live in a place without any rules or that allowed no discussion of the rules and forbid the difference of opinion or the changing of something that proved to be unreasonable, impractical or unfair in some way. But there can be no freedom without boundaries.  Ask anyone who has broken a law and is in prison. Freedom does not mean you can do whatever you want for whatever reason. I think George understood this and stated it quite well.

Besides thinking about liberty I thought about coffee.  I am not or wasn’t, a coffee drinker.
Sweet iced tea and Coke is are my beverages of choice. However, I recently had a cup of Gevalia’s Mocha Latte coffee and I am hooked.  I must have a cup every day. Unfortunately, not all stores sell it and those that do are often out of stock.  This brought me around to thinking about how my liking something can cause it to disappear, happened with Oregon Chai Tea Latte.  I love it hot or cold.  I don’t like the liquid they sell just the packets of powder.  Of course, it is easy to find the cartons of liquid but the packets are gone from the shelves.  So sad.  I know I can order the coffee and tea online but then I have to pay shipping costs and wait to get it delivered. Part of addiction is instant gratification, you know.

After all this heavy thinking while walking I came home and took a nap and woke up with a little headache. Probably because I don’t have any mocha latte coffee or chai tea latte.

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7 thoughts on “Thinking while walking…

  1. I am the “kiss of death.” I swear if I like a product or a restaurant it will be discontinued within the year. I love a good mocha latte myself. It’s the best form of self medication.

  2. I know what you mean. I almost had a heart attack in the store when my grocery store didn’t have any of MY lemon tea on the shelf. Thank goodness I had a grocery cart to fall lean over.

    Things keep getting new and improved. Bah! 🙂 ❤

    1. Bummer! If I love something it is hard for me to believe lots of others aren’t loving it too so why not stock it? But maybe I love duds.

  3. I really like the thinking you do on your walks! You are right that some rules are flexible and some must be upheld for the good of all. It’s important for us to learn which are which. And yes, there should always be a means to review those rules to see if they still are working and make good sense!

    There is nothing sadder than having a product you love disappear from the shelves, you are not alone in this. And then sometimes manufacturers update/change/re-label their products so often or add such a variety that you can no longer find the single item you liked most. That really frustrates me!

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